Toronto Production Company Releases Award-Winning Comedy Short Online

TORONTO, ON: Local production house, Awkward Silence Productions (ASP), has released its RIFF 2012 award-winning comedy short, Mandella, for online distribution in Canada. The short satirizes the party styling of illustrious activist Nelson Mandela, and shines light on the fact that even activists have lives beyond the public eye.

“The idea came from imagining the person least likely to be caught acting out by TMZ.” says Dan Abramovici, Creative Director, Awkward Silence Productions.”Mandella is one of my favourite’s because it explores that side of comedy in a balls-out kind of way.”

This film is likely the only place you will ever see such a thing. To watch Mandella, visit

At RIFF 2012, Mandella picked up awards in two categories; Audience Choice and Best Actor for Abramovici.

“It was a huge honour to have the film featured at the festival. We didn’t think we’d be taking any awards home” he says, grinning. “Our goal now is to bring traffic to the film. We want to get Toronto laughing!”

Awkward Silence Productions is an award-winning production company dedicated to creating original films, as well as creative and high quality visual content for commercial and corporate brand-building. Entrepreneur and company lead, Dan Abramovici has provided professional and affordable services to companies and individuals across the country since ASP’s inception in 2011.

Known for its fast turnaround time, Awkward Silence Productions offers clients an adaptable team that produce high quality photo and videography work to cater to any brand or event objective. These services include video bios, product demonstrations, brand story-telling, interviews, social media shorts, script writing and demo reels.

For more information, contact Leanna Smashnuk at 647-505-7310 and Dan Abramovici at 416-575-5757, or visit